When we think of Joseph Haydn, we think primarily of his symphonies and his string quartets – at least, I do. However, and it should not be surprising, Haydn left a substantial amount of work for the keyboard – 21 piano trios, 13 divertimentos, 52 piano sonatas and 11 piano concertos – and that’s only the pieces that are in the “official” Hoboken catalog!
[Quarterly Tuesday Podcast] TRead our commentary May 30 @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2017/05/haydn-at-keyboard.html, details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast249-Playlist (ITYWLTMT Podcast #249 - 30 May, 2017)
September 25, 2018 Subject:
Haydn The Forgotten Master
When compared to the later Mozart, and followed by Beethoven at the turn of the 18th Century, Haydn's keyboard music has been pushed unfairly to the background. But this compilation of his pieces - sonatas, concerti, etc. - displays his music in full grandeur.
You can also hear elements of the early Beethoven sonatas here - yes, he took off from his mentor Haydn, not Mozart, in piano style. Of course, he later surpassed both of them.